Could a baby tooth save your child’s life?

 

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Every year four million baby teeth fall out, and 1.4 million wisdom teeth are pulled out. Until recently, the only entity really interested in all those teeth was the tooth fairy. But all that changed in the year 2000, with the discovery that dental pulp contains adult stem cells.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are considered the body’s “master cells” because they have the ability to create the different types of cells that make up our organs, blood, tissue, and immune system.There are two basic types of stem cells: adult stems cells and embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are produced when a newly fertilized egg begins to divide.

Avoiding Ethical Issues

A stem cell is an immature cell that has the potential to become specialized into different types of cells throughout the body.

One of the challenges of stem cells research has been to appease the ethical and moral controversies surrounding the use of stem cells. These specific concerns are usually related to embryonic and foetal stem cells because the harvesting of such stem cells does with most techniques, result in the destruction of an embryo.

One of the positive aspects using dental pulp stem cell is that these teeth were not extracted simply for the purposes of the study. The teeth were planned for extraction anyway, and would simply have been discarded.

As a source of stem cells, they satisfy the requirements for easy harvesting and ethical concerns. Another benefit is that primary teeth are all lost at some point.

As such, it makes them especially attractive as a source of stem cells, where a person’s own teeth could provide stem cells that help them in the future. It would simply require early planning to ensure that primary teeth are kept and used for stem cell harvesting.

Recent years have shown increased funding from religious groups to adult stem cell research, with the hopes that greater interest in the use of adult stem cells will prompt reduced use of embryonic stem cells.

Dental pulp stem cells:  for bone regeneration.

  • In 2008, it was reported that Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) have been demonstrated to be ideal for:
  • Tissue reconstruction
  • Have a long lifespan
  • Build ,in vivo, an adult bone
  • Exert anti-inflammatory abilities

The easy management of dental pulp stem cells makes them very usable.

Dental pulp stem cells:  prevent leading cause of blindness

According to Jul7, 2014 report, researchers at the University Of Birmingham, UK, have discovered that stem cells isolated from the teeth, prevent a leading cause of blindness caused by injury or degenerative diseases.

 Dental pulp stem cells have the following potentials:

How to Store dental pulp stem cells

As you know, baby teeth are resorbed gradually before they fall out, so the longer you wait, the less tissue is there. Ideally, when a tooth begins to become loose, the parent would take the child to the dentist and have that tooth pulled. The dentist would place the extracted tooth in a kit that has a sterile buffer to stabilize the tooth and keep it cold in transport. The tooth is shipped overnight to a lab to extract and store the stem cell. Teeth that come out at home, as long as the tooth bleeds when it comes out, are good enough for this purpose.

The cost of storing dental pulp stem cells seems to be more reasonable than Cord Blood Registry .

 

Banking your child’s stem cells is a decision that varies from family to family. Some people feel that the life-saving possibilities outweigh the cost of small investment. It is like paying for life insurance for your child.

They both pay back at the time of disaster (if any). Except banking your child’s dental stem cells may help your child to stay alive and healthy when needed. The important thing is to weigh the cost and benefit and make the decision that is right for your family.

 

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Gum Disease May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

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Gum Disease and Pancreatic Cancer

This article, which is written Dr. Parvin Carter DDS, MAGD, a general dentist in Redding, CA, is dicussing the link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer

Gum disease, which affects more than half of all Americans, has been linked to stroke, diabetes and other ailments. According to recent research from the Harvard Medical School involving more than 51,000 men pancreatic cancer is also linked to gum disease.

Pancreatic cancera leading cause of cancer deaths, is elusive, with vague symptoms that often lead to late diagnosis. It is an extremely difficult cancer to treat and little is known about what causes it.

“Men who had reported periodontal disease had a 64 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer compared to those who didn’t have gum disease,” said the study’s lead author, Dominique S. Michaud.

The study provides the first strong evidence that gum disease may increase pancreatic cancer risk, added Michaud, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

The pancreas, a gland behind the stomach, makes pancreatic juice, which helps break down fats and proteins in foods. The gland also produces the hormone insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar.
One possible explanation for the results is that inflammation from periodontal disease may promote cancer of the pancreas. “Individuals with periodontal disease have elevated serum biomarkers of systemic inflammation, such as C-reactive protein, and these may somehow contribute to the promotion of cancer cells,” she said.

Another explanation, according to Michaud, is that periodontal disease could lead to increased pancreatic carcinogenesis because individuals with periodontal disease have higher levels of oral bacteria and higher levels of nitrosamines, which are carcinogens, in their oral cavity. Prior studies have shown that nitrosamines and gastric acidity may play a role in pancreatic cancer.

In their 16-year study, Michaud and her colleagues followed 51,529 men who participated in the Health Professional Follow-Up Study, which began in 1986. The researchers controlled for the effects of smoking.

“Our study was a prospective study of health professionals,” Michaud said. “Not MDs, but dentists, podiatrists, veterinarians.”
“People with periodontal disease have higher blood levels of C-reactive protein, an inflammatory marker that has been associated with heart disease,” Michaud said. “Periodontal disease is also linked to heart disease in some studies.” The inflammation may somehow contribute to the promotion of cancer cells, she added.

“Pancreatic cancer is one of those diseases we don’t know much about,” she said. “Once you get it, the survival rate is very low.”
This research “confirms that inflammation may play an important role in pancreatic cancer,” she said.
According to Michaud, the findings should also “give consumers one more reason to really take care of their teeth and their oral health. I think that’s really the message.

Bottom Line:

Periodontitis is a silent disease. People with the disease rarely experience pain and may not be aware of the problem. Healthy habits and good oral hygiene are critical in preventing gum disease. A periodontal examination by a general dentist twice a year should reveal any incipient or progressive problems. A full mouth series of x-rays is advised. This will alert the dentist to early bone loss and other disorders of the oral cavity.
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She received her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, from Indiana University Dental School, in 1982, after which she immediately opened her private practice.
In July 1990 she received fellowship award from academy of General Dentistry. This award requires 600 hours of continuing education and passing required examination. In July 2000 Dr. Carter received Mastership award from Academy of General Dentistry. This is the highest award for continuing education. This award requires 800hours of participation in dentistry specialties. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement.
Dr. Carter’s expertises are:
Invisalign, orthodontics, advanced TMJ treatment, oral surgery, sleep Disorders, placement of implants, restorations of cosmetic dentistry, whole mouth rehabilitation, fixed and removable prosthodontic, periodontics (soft tissue management), tooth and implant supported over dentures, endodontics, molars and anterior.

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How to Grow Dental Structures for Dentists

Dr. Parvin Carter Recently Researchers from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health removed stem cells from urine, and used those cells to grow teeth in a laboratory. The study was published in Cell Regeneration Journal on July 30.

Urine contains a lot of material that is removed from the body including stem cells.

The science of regenerating teeth from stem cells has been around for more than a decade. Other studies have used bone marrow or baby teeth. The research is so promising that some companies that are photogenically storing baby teeth for future use. However, we estimates that science is still three to five years away from being able to regenerate teeth.

The main advantage of using urine as a source of stem cell is that it provides a much easier way to obtain stem cells compared to existing techniques (such as obtaining a sample of bone marrow).

Another source of stem cell is baby tooth. Next time your kid loses a tooth, keep that window locked at night. That dollar the tooth fairy may leave under the pillow isn’t worth a fraction of what that baby tooth could be worth  in the future.Stem cells may soon cure diseases.

So far umbilical cord stem cells have been used to treat nearly 80 different diseases, according to the non-profit group International Cord Blood Society, from Hodgkin’s disease, to leukemia, to multiple myeloma. The Stem cells from  baby teeth is going to be equally useful.

Cells from the dental pulp will be frozen and stored for 30 years or more. These cells could be used in the future to help cure your child’s dizzies if she/he falls ill. Within those normally discarded bits of tissue have so many potential uses that it’s mind-boggling.

In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 320 patients with Invisalign.

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How Could My Dentist Help My Hearing ?

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Did you know that your dentist, using the latest technology, can make you a dental mold to build a dental retainer which would help you hear on one deaf ear?

Susie Reust lost the hearing in her right ear due to a brain abscess—and says she lost much of her life as well. “It’s very isolating. People think you’re stupid because you don’t respond to them,” says the 45-year-old financial manager for a hospital chain in Phoenix.

In January, Ms. Reust tried a new hearing system that transmits sounds wirelessly through the teeth. Leaving the audiologist’s office, she says she almost cried when she heard a sound on her right—high heels clicking on the sidewalk—for the first time in 10 years.”To this day, I’m constantly clicking a pen near my right ear, just for the joy of hearing it,” she says.

The system, SoundBite,  consists of an easy to insert and remove retainer containing a micro hearing device – which is custom made to fit around the upper, left or right, back teeth – and a small (behind-the-ear) microphone unit. No modifications to the teeth are required.

It isn’t a hearing aid, which amplifies sound in frequencies where peoples’ hearing is diminished. It is aimed instead at people who are completely deaf in one ear, often because of a problem in the cochlea, the spiral-shaped structure in the inner ear. About 8 million Americans were born with single-sided deafness and another 1.5 million developed it later in life, sometimes overnight for mysterious reasons. SoundBite can also help people with unrepeatable conductive hearing loss, which can be caused by trauma to the ear drum or chronic ear infections.

In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 320 patients with Invisalign.

Could dentists use 3D Printer in their practice?

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Recently An 83 year-old Belgian woman  become the first-ever person to receive a transplant jawbone tailor-made for her face using a 3D printer.

The transplant operation,  was necessary after the woman developed a chronic bone infection in her lower jaw, according to a BBC News report. Because of her age, reconstructive surgery would have been a risky undertaking, so doctors instead opted for the new technology.

The transplant operation, carried out in June in the Netherlands, was necessary after the woman developed a chronic bone infection in her lower jaw, according to a BBC News report. Because of her age, reconstructive surgery would have been a risky undertaking, so doctors instead opted for the new technology.

3-D printing has already  revolutionizing product development in manufacturing.

Application of 3D printing in medicine has attracted a lot attentions lately. There is a huge amount of excitement around the potential for printing human tissue. Dr Anthony Atala, director at North Carolina’s Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, received a standing ovation at a 2011TED talk where he printed a prototype human kidney live on stage using living cells. Although a fully functioning kidney for transplant is many years away, Atala’s primitive organ produces a urine-like substance.

Lately, the Associated Press reported that doctors had, for the first time, used a 3D printer to create a life-saving artificial airway for a baby boy. The Ohio child was born with a birth defect that cause his airway to collapse, putting him at constant risk of suffocation — until doctors asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permission to print him a new one.

Like other forms of 3D printing, living tissue is printed layer by layer. First a layer of cells is laid down by the printer, followed by a layer of hydrogel that operates as a scaffold material; then the process repeats. The cells fuse, and the hydrogel is removed to create a piece of material made entirely of human cells. This is then moved to a bioreactor, where the tissue continues to grow – as it would in nature – into its final form.

3D printing applications have expanded from precise dental and anatomical models and surgical guides to implantable devices, improved appliances for medicine delivery, and custom hearing aids and prosthetics.

3D Printers Are Revolutionizing Dentistry:

3D printers are proving to be revolutionary in medical fields, and now the technology is being used to revolutionize dentistry.

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In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 320 patients with Invisalign.

Always Learning Something New!

Dr. Parvin Carter

My husband and I were in Bay area last weekend. I finished 40 hours of training in the latest techniques of dental implants. Although I have been doing dental implants since 2003, there are continuous improvements and I love learning the latest techniques.
My husband is always besides me in these endeavors. His company makes my learning even more pleasant. He spoils me and I love that.
Below you see my graduation and my certificate from Hiossen Implants.

Hiossen Implant Cert.

In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 320 patients with Invisalign.

Could Root Canals Become a Thing of the Past?

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Could the days of the root canal, for decades the symbol of the most excruciating kind of minor surgery, finally be numbered?

Scientists have made advances in treating tooth decay that they hope will let them restore tooth tissue—and avoid the painful dental procedure. Several recent studies have demonstrated in animals that procedures involving tooth stem cells appear to regrow the critical, living tooth tissue known as pulp.

Treatments that prompt the body to regrow its own tissues and organs are known broadly as regenerative medicine. There is significant interest in figuring out how to implement this knowledge to help the many people with cavities and disease that lead to tooth loss.
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In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 320 patients with Invisalign.